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Friday, September 17, 2010

NYC Residents to Get WiFi Access in 30 Minutes or Less

Time-Warner Cable and Cablevision have joined forces to offer New Yorkers 30 free minutes of wi-fi per month in 32 public parks throughout the city. The companies are investing a cool $10 million in the project. Users will get three 10-minute sessions per month, but can purchase more time at the very reasonable price of 99¢ a day.

Critics question how Cablevision/Time-Warner will track customers and their time (my guess is a cookie you have to allow before access is granted, not by MAC address, as some commenters suggested), and note that libraries, campuses, and many restaurants already offer free wifi.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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